Horniman Museum  

 
 
ADDRESS
100 London Road, SE23 3PQ
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Museum: 10.30am-5.30pm Daily, Closed 24-26 Dec | Gardens: Mon to Sat 7.30am-sunset, Sun 8am-sunset, Closed 25 Dec
 
PRICES
FREE (Adult) | Charges apply to major temporary exhibitions.
 

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Horniman MuseumVictorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman collected specimens and artefacts from his travels around the world in the 1860's. His personal collection became the foundation of the Horniman Museum, which is now housed in a Charles Harrison Townsend-designed building. Horniman's original collection included natural history specimens, cultural artefacts and musical instruments. Over the past 100 years, the collection has grown so much that Horniman's original collection comprises only 10 per cent of the current museum. The Horniman also houses an aquarium, and regularly hosts music concerts and special exhibits. Some of the museum's best known objects include a gigantic stuffed walrus, a model dodo and fossils. Also worth a look are the Horniman Gardens, which are set on 16 acres and have a mix of formal and natural landscaping.

 

Horniman Museum events

 
The Robot ZooThe Robot ZooThe Robot ZooThe Robot Zoo, which had a successful UK debut here in 2009, returns to the Horniman to give us an up close and personal view on what it's like to be an animal. There are eight larger than life mechanical creatures at the zoo, and each comes with a fun, hands-on way to help kids get to know them better. You'll get the chance to camouflage yourself 2017-10-21T10:30:00+01002017-10-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia
PRICING  £7 (Adults), £4 (Children), £17 (Family) | Half Term events Free
DATES  11th February to 29th October 2017
The Robot Zoo, which had a successful UK debut here in 2009, returns to the Horniman to give us an up close and personal view on what it's like to be an animal. There are eight larger than life mechanical creatures at the zoo, and each comes with a fun, hands-on way to help kids get to know them better. You'll get the chance to camouflage yourself ... More about this event
 
Halloween at the Horniman MuseumHalloween at the Horniman MuseumHalloween at the Horniman MuseumThe Horniman Museum presents a number of Halloween activities suitable for the little ones throughout the October half term. Following on from a series of ugly animal themed events and hands-on activities, the Horniman Halloween Fair takes place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October with plenty of fiendish fun, including the chance to meet creep2017-10-28T00:00:00+01002017-10-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
Category: event
On Soon

event > Seasonal > Halloween
PRICING  Halloween Fair: Free | Storytelling: Child £5, adult £1
DATES  Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October 2017
The Horniman Museum presents a number of Halloween activities suitable for the little ones throughout the October half term. Following on from a series of ugly animal themed events and hands-on activities, the Horniman Halloween Fair takes place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October with plenty of fiendish fun, including the chance to meet creep... More about this event
 
 

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20 Northcross Road, SE22 | 24 minutes from Horniman Museum
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London > Business > Venue Hire
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